WASHINGTON In his handwritten will, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth the bulk of which he wanted to be used “on jihad, for the sake of Allah.”
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. America’s space-endurance champ, Scott Kelly, returns to Earth next week after nearly a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station. High on his to-do list when he gets back: jumping into his pool and dining at a real table.
Yet he said he could hold out another year in the “harsh environment” of space where nothing ever feels normal if he had to.
PHILADELPHIA A letter President John F. Kennedy sent to a little girl who was a big fan is up for grabs in Philadelphia.
A rare documents dealer is selling the short, typed letter to 5-year-old Rita Lynn Knight for $15,000.
WASHINGTON At 106 years old, she’s seen more than a dozen presidents come and go, but Virginia McLaurin says she can finally die happy after meeting President Barack Obama.
Video of the centenarian shaking her groove with excitement quickly went viral on the Internet after last week’s Black History Month reception at the White House.
LOS ANGELES—Taylor Swift’s official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling “1989” album brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for album of the year.
Swift was shocked when she won the night’s top prize, beating out Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes, and the Weeknd.
SAN DIEGO For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn’t remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
BEIJING A Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad turned up Wednesday, telling his wife by phone he voluntarily returned to China for an investigation, in the latest case of Beijing’s reach beyond the mainland for wanted people.
SAN DIEGO In the 16 years that have passed since his van crashed near the U.S.-Mexico border, a brain damaged San Diego patient has been called only “Garage 66.”
But the Mexican Consulate in San Diego announced Friday that the man’s identity has finally been confirmed.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. A man has logged the fastest Grand Canyon river trip on record, battling blisters and rapids as he paddled his kayak down a 277-mile (445-kilometre) stretch of the Colorado River in 34 hours and two minutes.
NEW YORK—Glenn Frey, a rock ‘n’ roll rebel from Detroit who journeyed west, co-founded the Eagles, and with Don Henley formed one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” has died.
Frey, 67, died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, the band said on its website.